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The Pankhurst Museum

Visit the Pankhurst Centre, the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family, and the birthplace of the suffragette movement! Discover the story of votes for women, in the building that started it all.

From Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Sunday 10 March 2019 we also have our Centenary City Exhibition highlighting artworks created to commemorate the anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote.  #Vote100

Visit Us: Our address is 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP

The museum entrance is situated on Nelson Street, off Oxford Road and opposite Manchester Royal Infirmary main entrance.

Museum Opening Times

The Pankhurst Centre is open every Thursday, 10am-4pm and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 1pm-4pm. 

Pankhurst Centre Christmas/New Year Closure:

Monday 17th December 2018- Wednesday 9th January 2019

Open 10th January 2019


Sunday Openings 2019:

January 13th and 27th, 

February 10th and 24th, 

March 10th and 24th, 

April 14th and 28th

May 12th and 26th, 

June 9th and 23rd, 

July 14th and 28th,

August 11th and 25th

September 8th and 22nd,  also open for Heritage Open Days dates tbc

October 13th and 27th, 

November 10th and 24th, 

December 8th and 15th


LATE OPENING: Opportunity to visit the Centenary City Exhibition after hours.

Click on our Facebook events to keep up to date with our activities 

Thursday 14th February 2019, 4pm-8pm : Celebrate Galantines Day at the Pankhurst Centre!

Thursday 7th March 2019, 4pm-8pm : Centenary City Closing Party 



Group tours (15-30 people) on Tuesdays by arrangement email to

Would you like to hire the Centre for your meeting or group? Complete this form and email it to to check our availability.



The building dates back to the Georgian period, so the building is not as accessible as we would like. 

Wheelchair users are advised to call 0161 273 5763 ahead of their visit.  The doorbell at the rear of the building can be used.

Buggies and Prams

We welcome buggies and prams in the Pankhurst Centre.


How to Get Here

By Car

We have no onsite visitor parking (parking is for blue badge holder visitors only).

There is a NCP/Manchester Royal Infirmary car park on Grafton Street , a short walk away. Up to 3 hours – £2.50, 3-6 hours £5 and 6-24 hours £15.

By Train

Oxford Road Station and Piccadilly Train Station are a walk or bus journey from the Pankhurst Centre.

By Bus

Several bus routes run from the city centre towards the Manchester Royal Infirmary. These include the following services: 15, 18, 41, 42, 43, 50, 53,111,142,143,147,197, V1, V2

By Bike

We currently have no facilities for cycle parking at the Centre. There are public bike racks available outside Morrison’s on Grafton Street and at the corner of Oxford Road and Nelson Street. 

Emmeline Pankhurst The Pankhurst Trust Centre

Visit us

Museum Shop

We have a small shop in the museum with suffragette and feminist-themed items for sale. All proceeds help us to keep the Centre open and running.

Volunteer at the Museum

The museum is run by an incredible team of volunteers who are dedicated to helping visitors connect the past with the present and engage in the history of women’s suffrage, keeping interest in our vital work going. If you’d like to help out at the museum you can volunteer your time - visit our volunteers page for details.

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

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